Monday, June 29, 2009

Global Oneness Project Films


The Global Oneness Project has put together a selection of their short films on two DVDs and will send one or both to you for free anywhere in the world IF you agree to gather 10 or more people when screening the films. Share these stories in your living room, classroom, community center, or theater and talk about the issues they bring up. And then, "pay it forward." Offer the DVD to someone else, and participate in this ongoing experiment in generosity.

The Global Oneness Project is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Since 2006, we've been traveling the globe gathering stories from creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. Find out more (and watch some of their videos) at


September Satsang Meeting

Bay Area Satsang group

When: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: St. Philip's Episcopal Church,
5038 Hyland Avenue, San Jose
(near Kirk and Alum Rock Avenue)

For more information, contact


Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Website for Bay Area Satsang

We are delighted to announce that the Bay Area Satsang Group has a new website. You can find us at, with news and information about the group.


California Satsang June 12-16, 2009

We were delighted to have members of all three California Satsang groups-- South, North, and Bay Area-- together at the House of Prayer in Carmel, California for the Summer Satsang. Sr. Ishpriya was with us, along with Gitti and, for one day, Hubert Hesse. We had the opportunity to talk with Hubert and each other about the ways that Satsang contacts can be extended through the Internet and blogs like this one.

Sr. Ishpriya's Pravachans (reflections) invited us to consider what it means to commit to "spiritual awareness and practice," in the transformative journey. She reminded us that Satsang is not a community "in the Western sense," but a place to meet companions who are seeking to stay on the same track. On the third day, she took advantage of the fact that it was Patrick's birthday to consider the way that birthdays mark our steps along the spiritual journey.

The days included times for meditation, reading, and conversation, as well as opportunities for walking on the beach or wandering the beautiful grounds of the House of Prayer.

Our evening gatherings created space for us to talk more deeply about our personal experiences and to learn from one another's insights. "When have you experienced a moment of clear awareness?" "What is the question that drives your life?" "How might the members of Satsang around the world be connected more meaningfully?"

For quiet spaces, for good companions, for delicious (vegetarian) food, and for the hospitality of the House of Prayer, we are all grateful!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Space 2009

Members of the Northern California Satsang groups will be meeting with Sr. Ishpriya at the House of Prayer in Carmel for the Summer Satsang, June 12- 16. The Bay Area Satsang group is working on reorganizing to focus more directly on the Triple Commitment and to make the group more welcoming to new people